The Cambridge Freshman; Or, Memoirs of Mr. Golightly

The Cambridge Freshman; Or, Memoirs of Mr. Golightly

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871* edition. Excerpt: ... speaking to a very nice old lady they met on their way out, "the gentlemen will stay to dinner. You and cook will see about it for them. Good-bye," she said, stand-' ing under the tree in front of the quaint, old-fashioned hostelry, and waving her hand after them as they walked down the road towards Lodge House. " What a very superior sort of person. Quite a lady in her manners," was an observation made by our hero, having reference to Miss Farmer, of the Green Lion, a lady with Avhose charms many generations of undergraduates have been smitten. " Downy--very downy--knows it pays. However, it is a jolly place enough to go to," said Mr. Pokyr. "I like the old lady--old Mrs. Farmer; she's a brick," said Calipee. " One peculiarity about Miss Farmer I can't make out," said Blaydes. " She never gets any older--always looks the same. Why, my uncle knew her when he was up at St. Mary's, and he says she looked just the same then." " No doubt lots of fellows' uncles knew her," said Pokyr. The sun shone brightly on the tile roofs of the red brick houses, and the picturesque little town looked its best, as Mr. Golightly, escorted by his friends, walked through the main street. Mr. Pokyr pointed out to him the mansions of certain of the nobility who maintain an establishment at Newmarket, to receive them during the six weeks of attendance there, in the course of the sporting year; the coffee-rooms and Moss's gambling saloons, where roulette and hazard were played nightly during the Meeting weeks, by the noblemen and gentlemen frequenting the place, for many years, openly, and without any interruption on the part of the police; but, quite lately, a stop has been put to these practices, from which nobody will suffer in pocket except those wealthy Israelites...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663365
  • 9781236663368